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LGBT+ Physicists and Astronomers Network

The first meeting of the LGBT+ Physicists' and Astronomers' Network took place in March 2016. This was an opportunity for members from both the RAS and the Institute of Physics (IOP) to share their thoughts about the support that professional membership organisations could offer and their experiences of current good practice with regard to successful LGBT+ networks in their places of work and study.


The current steering group for the network, with representatives from the RAS, the IOP, the South East Physics Network (SEPNET) and Stonewall, as well as those that promoted and contributed to the initial meeting, are keen to take forward many of the suggested actions.


Facilitating and helping to connect the LGBT+ physicist and astronomer community is a first step. More resources will be added to these pages throughout 2016 and 2017 but for the time being, we will continue to connect with other established STEMM LGBT+ networks and encourage those who have registered their interest to keep us updated on news and events that we can share with the network.


There is a form, found here, to register your interest in the network and receive updates, this is open to allies as well as those in STEMM beyond the fields of physics and astronomy, all we ask is that you indicate your field. Alternatively contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

As part of the RAS's commitment to the network we are proud to announce we are platinum sponsors, for the second year running, of the LGBT+ STEMinar on the 13th January 2017.

 

In addition, the RAS is offering two travel bursaries of up to £100 for RAS Fellows that wish to attend the LGBT+ STEMinar at Sheffield University but who may require some assistance with the costs of travel.

 

Applicants will need to meet the following criteria:

Be registered to attend and/or be presenting at the conference
Be a Fellow of the RAS
Be a PhD student or First year Postdoc

Applications for the grant may be submitted at any time prior to the event. The successful grant applications will be considered in order of the date on which they are received by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and successful applicants will be notified as soon as the claim is made. Payment will be made on completion of an expense claim and travel receipts following attendance at the event. The application form can be found docxhere.

 

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries.